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Dec 11, 2012 4:00pm PST
you posted at 4:00. >> emotions running high today in michigan. late today state governor signed a right to work legislation dealing a blow to organized labor unions signing a bill just hours after legislature passed measures as a chance of thousands of angry protestors filled the capitol. tj#m÷çr9hdas more. >> michigan republican controlled state legislature approved two controversial right to work bills today. protestors crowded state capitol. >> benefits will go down. it's going tojuÑww hurt small business and local business. it's just going to hurt michigan. >> issue is right to work allowing people to opt out of joining the union. the governor flip flopped saying it's labor and democrat to pass prop 2 in november. trying to put collective bargaining rights into the constitution. >> made the point to them to sfai you go forward with this, you're going to create an environment involving labor issues. and that is what happened. >> democrats in congress met with the governor, asking him to delay the issue. >> he has respongsibility as our leader of avoiding this cliff. it's not
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 11:00am PST
. crab -- broke off yesterday. beateners were getting $3 a pound before thanksgiving. >>> michigan lawmakers have taken the final step toward returning traditional pro union stronghold into a right to work stay katie marzullo is live in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: to bring this home, california is not a right to work state. unions here can make workers join and pay dues. michigan going in the opposite direction, less than two hours ago the house passed right to work legislation, affecting public sector workers they passed it 58-51. representatives had already ok'd second bill focusing on private sector employees the senate approved both last week. with thousands circling outside the capitol in lansing, and another 2,000 plus inside, the michigan house has approved the second of two contentious right to work bills that weaken union power in the pro labor state. worker reaction was swift and angry. >> getting lied to, with we done like it. >> reporter: if and when legislation clears the governor's desk, michigan will be the 24th right to work state that means nonunion
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 6:00pm PST
texas and michigan are liking what they see at berkeley. they want to sty⌝a >> he escaped from violence in mexico when he was 16, landing in los angeles. year later he graduated with honors and was the only student at his high school to get into uc berkeley. >> everybody was happy except me. i was like. yeah. i got in. i was like i don't know how i'm going to make it. i won't be able to go. how am i going pay for it? he is not eligible for aid, including pell grants. he's had to take odd jobs to help pay for college but that hasn't been enough. >> many drop out on the way to say we're not longer able to be students. >> others reached out to the chancellor this, is a photo of the chancellor and several undocumented students. he decided to spearhead a scholarship program with the help of the evelyn and walter hough junior fund. about00 students will receive a portion of the money. >> it's an investment in them, their futures and what they dillwill do for state and country, over time. >> another $300,000 was donated to help create dreamers resource center. here, undocumented students get s
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 5:30pm PST
michigan. and today, thousands of union workers descended on the capital to protest a new law they believe could be an ominous signal for unions and worker paychecks everywhere. here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: the anger boiling over. officers turning to pepper spray to control the crowd at least 10,000 deep. but it wasn't enough. michigan republican lawmakers approving landmark legislation, lifting the requirement that workers in unionized workplaces pay union dues. an army of officers have been guarding the governor's office all day. some of these demonstrators have been here since 5:00 this morning. the republican governor has signed the law. >> with a stroke of a pen, take our rights away. it's offensive. >> reporter: supporters call it right to work, but unions say it's nothing less than an effort to cut their bargaining power. less dues means less influence. the afl-cio says the average worker in right to work states earns $1,500 less than workers in states without those laws. >> these so-called right to work laws, they don't have to do with economics, they have everythi
ABC
Dec 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
wanting to"dl do something bad, they're going to figure out a way to do it. >> the michigan house approved a concealed weapons law allowing train pemz to carry guns in schools, stadiums and churches, an idea he says could have brought down the shooter faster if the law was in place there. >> if someone were to have a gun there, a concealed weapon and knew how to use it the situation could have not gotten as far as it did. >> i do not think that is a solution. that i brofsh bringing more firearms is only going to create more bullets flying. >> the connecticut gunman used a glock and sig semi automatic handgun. live in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> thank you. vigils springing up over the country in washington, d.c. in front of the white house a group called for stronger gun firearms. this became a candle light vigil. more people joined the group z here is a picture of a vigil in san4/+dñ jose. the mother of 6-year-old diaviano cavato showed this noteo, lighting a candle for children. the sign reads san jose loves shes, connecticut. we're getting word of a vigil to be held in oaklan
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 4:00am PST
. ford will spend more than $750 million to expand a half-dozen manufacturing plants in michigan. that will create more than 2,300 jobs and save 3,000 others. it's part of the company's commitment to invest $6.2 billion in its u.s. plants and create 12,000 jobs by 2015. >>> there are movie flops. and then, there's the 2012 film that's the biggest flop of all-time. christian slater's indy cop horror film "payback" grossed a total of $264. box office mojo crunched the numbers and found that "payback" played in one theater last spring. if you're counting, that means a couple dozen people decided to buy tickets. >> you know who you are who bought tickets to see that movie. apparently, it was not that good. >> that is a flop. >>> when we come back, the ban on adopting russian children is hitting home for many american families. >> but none more so than this woman. she is the first child adopted from moscow. and has an emotional perspective on this new ban. >>> plus, for three months, he battled cancer. now, colts coach chuck pagano is ready to do battle with opposing teams. this morni
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 4:30am PST
. >>> thousands of protesters are expecting in lansing, michigan today. police are being called to handle angry crowds that are expected to turn out. the bill would allow workers at union represented businesses opt-out of paying dues. critics say it is a way to break unions. supporters say it is good for workers and would attract businesses. union backers concede they have little chance of stopping the measure passed by the republican legislature and the governor it >>> a woman who spent six days stranded in the sierra snow is recovering from hypothermia that took her boyfriend's life. in a just released 911 recording, we hear reaction after she was found by her brother. >> reporter: days after her boyfriend's jeep got stuck on a snowy road, paula lane was found by her brother, gary acting on a hunch. - front loader to go looking for his missing sister. the resort was a mile down the road. >> the lady who was missing for days has just been brought in, in hypothermic condition. >> can you describe her condition? >> hypothermic, frostbite on the feet. right now we have her near the fire and
ABC
Dec 14, 2012 1:40am PST
, yeah, got to like this one. this is mia from michigan, who apparently did not enjoy her first meeting with jolly old st. nick. >> if you have some awkward christmas pics, we ask you to send them to us. >> and we'll show them on the air and laugh at your expense. experience. ♪ >>> this morning on "world news now," a call for help. dozens of top executives join northeast governors in demanding congress come up with billions of dollars in sandy aid and do it now. >> nearly seven weeks after the storm, they're telling lawmakers not to leave washington for the holidays without approving that money. it 's friday, december 14. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good friday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. congress is feeling new pressure to pass that hurricane sandy aid legislation. that is our top story. >>> also ahead, susan rice shaping up the selection process for the next secretary of state. why the u.n. ambassador, the frontrunner to replace hillary clinton, now says she doesn't want the job. >>> and then the stars all have their stylists, of co
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 5:30pm PST
newtown, each with a name and an age. from kalamazoo, michigan, 700 bracelets from a local business and from students, headed to newtown. flower seeds inside each of those smiley faces for the community to wear and plant. and for the newtown police department? officers around connecticut banding together, volunteering to work on christmas day so every newtown officer can have the day off with their family. and at their town hall, mountains of donated toys from all corners of the country, even hurricane sandy victims sending comfort and kindness from what little they have left. >> we had so much help, we wanted to pay it forward and try to help somebody else. >> reporter: nearly two months since sandy and many still live without power. volunteers going door to door. one family said they just wanted a christmas tree for their children. so, volunteers from maryland got to work. in one of the most devastated neighborhoods, we spotted a secret santa, known as sandy claus, making special deliveries. >> it was just amazing. i couldn't stop smiling. i just love to see the look on the kids'
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
billion dollars into plants in michigan. 2,300 new jobs. >>> and speaking of made in america, our christmas challenge. and tonight, the big reveal here. the factories saying thank you for the joy and the jobs you created. merry christmas. it was the made in america christmas challenge. you can see the christmas lights are up. across the country, even the mall of america. inside, santa taking those requests. david muir with "world news." how are you? >> oh, good. how are you? >> reporter: i'm just curious. of those kids sitting on santa's lap, how much of what they're asking for is made in america? >> oh, oh. i guess -- ah -- i guess -- i guess -- >> reporter: you'll remember, even the elf was stumped, telling us he couldn't answer those kinds of questions. but if you look closely, we guaranteed you could find made in america. just one thing, $64, creates 200,000 jobs, say economists. and it turns out, you found it. viewers like kerry mcdonald, from iowa. >> fiestaware, made in the united states. >> reporter: new plates and that couch behind her. >> proudly made in america. >> repo
ABC
Dec 19, 2012 1:40am PST
warnings are in effect today from nevada all the way to michigan, and they're still cleaning up in the northwest. here's the damage report. >> holy [ bleep ]! >> reporter: a strong storm is being blamed for this 75-foot mudslide that took out a train near seattle. john hill started recording. >> i thought the rest of the rail cars were going to pile up and come through the fence and get me. so i was trying to get out of the car. >> reporter: it's not just mud. the western region of the u.s. has been blanketed with heavy snow, rain and powerful winds that knocked down trees, power lines and created dangerous driving conditions. >> when i got stopped here, it started sliding backwards and i had no control for a little bit of time. >> reporter: at least 16 states have experienced winter warnings and watches so far this week. and as the weather heads east it continues to dump more snow, making holiday skiers and snowboarders happy. >> i'm gearing up for a really good christmas. >> reporter: with that weather moving through, a travel warning to the 93 million people expected to hit the
ABC
Dec 21, 2012 5:00am PST
iowa and nebraska fedex behind schedule inÃk iowa kansas michigan and missouri. today start ofííavw prechristmas minute gifts. consumer reports says as of yesterday 68%, had not finished their holiday shopping. at the new york stock exchange i'm jane king with the bloomberg businessm+hz report. >>> 5:47 on this friday morning. busiest travel day of the year at sfo already problems. >> longest delays i've seen up to four hours possible flight arrival delays and the rain is not here yet newark and laguardia also flight arrival delays. those are major airports and places people may be going or trying to get people into today. flight tracker abc7news.com check it out, bottom of every page. you can see how dry it is over san francisco from sutro tower towards the east you can seeld clouds thickening as we speak. now i want to show you the leading edge of the lighter rain around larkspur san rafael we didn't see rain coming down but there's probably sprinkles as you have green and you can see up towards possibly novato and now, some of the heavier rain heading towardst road, arnold drive
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 3:00am PST
mountain snow in the pacific northwest. flurries from michigan to northern new england. >> chilly from the west coast to the midwest and northeast. 20s in the northern rockies. just 2 degrees in fargo and 14 in minneapolis. 30s from chicago to new york. so just bundle up if you're in fargo. >>> the first lawsuit is on the way after the connecticut school massacre. the family of one of the children who survived is seeking $100 million from the state. the initial filing says the little girl suffered emotional and psychological trauma. the attorney says the state should have known something like this might happen and taken steps to prevent it. but $100 million. they say it's more about the principle and making sure atrocities like this don't happen in the future. >>> a moving moment at the giants-eagles game as players from both teams stood with hundreds of newtown, connecticut residents. among those attending, the family of 6-year-old jack pinto. a fan of the giants who was buried in the number 85 jersey of his favorite player, victor cruz. there were at least a dozen hand made signs wit
ABC
Dec 23, 2012 4:00am PST
weather on the way that starts with this storm, christmas eve, light snow from eastern michigan into parts of new york even to boston so will you have a white christmas? i think i'll see a flake or two mixing in on the back side of it's not going to be that big of a storm. the big one has already started and brought a lot of rain bringing accidents in san jose, they had almost a half inch, san francisco, almost an inch, not good on the roadways there and talk about bad roads, look at the next part here in the s sierras, five to six feet of snow. great for skiers, horrible as it's turned into a parkle lot on some of their highways. it'll cross over and here's where it gets interesting. earl yi i says, gees, oh, pete i got it a good old midwestern -- eastern oklahoma, some are over a foot of snow on christmas eve and christmas day. then you look into and that's mostly christmas day but watch this a. as it moves, wednesday, ice up in the new england rain here and it exits thursday into friday but that's when all the people are traveling. we will keep an eye on it and more on the nation'
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 1:40am PST
michigan monday, the president had a warning about going over this now infamous fiscal cliff. >> consumer spending is going to go down. that means you've got less customers. businesses get fewer profits. they hire fewer workers. you go in a downward spiral. >> speaker boehner says he's still waiting for the president to identify spending cuts that he's willing to make to help deal with the nation's debt crisis. >>> thousands of demonstrators are expected to gather at the michigan state capital today in protest of a right-to-work measure. the legislation would bar unions from requiring non-union workers to pay those union fees. democrats met with the governor to urge a veto. and carollers gathered singing modified christmas songs in protest of the proposal. president obama said the legislation is about giving workers the right to work for less money. of course, the president enjoying a lot of support from the unions. if this does indeed happen, michigan will become the 24th right-to-work state. but governor rick schneider is backed by a full house and senate of republicans. so
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 1:40am PST
snow and freezing rain from michigan all the way to maine and it's being blamed for at lest six deaths now. >> right now, 13 states are under winter watches, warnings and advisories as the storm moves east with powerful winds, knocking out power, glazing over roads and grounding flights, as the snow piles up in new england, heavy wind-swept rain is pelting new york, philadelphia and d.c. >> it's just a mess. at one point the snow was coming down 3 inches an hour in parts of indiana. try driving in that. dangerous winds created whiteout conditions around ft. wayne where drivers were told simply stay off the roads. there's no reason for you to be there. it was so bad, several snowplows even lid off the highway. you know it's bad when that happens. dozens of cars struggling to make it up the slick hills. >> and now we're talking about the cleanup. that cleanup job is far from over after dozens of violent christmas day tornadoes raked over the south. forecasters say a twister that tore across mobile, alabama, was an ef-2, packing winds as high as 135 miles per hour. it cut a six-mile path
ABC
Dec 12, 2012 1:40am PST
landmark in michigan. once a union strong hold, the new measure that is dealing a serious blow to organized labor. >>> then call it the safety dance. the cop who is really busting a move or two. >> he's having fun on his job. i can appreciate that. >> getting low, getting low, getting low. i wonder if he has a sound track out there for him. or just his own tunes going on in his head. >>> but first, the white house is out with a strong reaction to north korea's successful test firing of a long-range ballistic missile. >> the obama administration calls the launch a highly provocative act that threatens regional security. the question now, does the threat extend to this country? >> reporter: in a breaking news broadcast, north korean television celebrated the regime's successful test of the long-range rocket from its launch site. it is the second attempt by the north koreans this year. last april, a similar test failed within minutes after takeoff. this time, the rocket traveled directly over okinawa, before falling 180 miles north of the philippines according to the japanese governm
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 4:00am PST
forecast coming up in just a moment. >>> protesters rallying against michigan's right to work legislation are expected to have their biggest demonstration yet at the state capitol today. the measure would bar unions from requiring non-union workers to pay union fees. president obama criticized the legislation, saying it's about giving workers the right to work for less money. the republican governor is backing the proposal. but democrats met with him yesterday to urge a veto. >>> protests are also expected in egypt today. the military in position near cairo's presidential palace, keeping an eye on opponents of president mohamed morsi. they, along with morsi supporters, are both staging massive marches today, ahead of saturday's vote, on a draft constitution. that referendum and morsi's power grab in the last month, set off the worst violence since last year's revolution. >>> also, breaking news this morning from south africa. we learned that former president nelson mandela is suffering from a recuring lung infection. doctors say the 94-year-old leader is responding to dreemt.
ABC
Dec 12, 2012 4:00am PST
deal. >>> the governor of michigan has signed that controversial, new law which limits the influence of organized labor in the state. hundreds of union workers had protested the legislation ahead of the governor's action. michigan joins 23 other states with so-called right-to-work laws. those laws ban requirements that nonunion employees pay union dues for negotiating contracts and other services. >>> well, drug smugglers have found a pretty creative new way to get contraband into the u.s. they use a gas-powered canon to shoot dozens of cans of marijuana across the mexican border into arizona. unfortunately for them, border patrol agents got to the drugs before their buddies. they picked up 85 pounds of pot. in all, worth more than 40,000 bucks on the streets. >> they're resourceful, to say the least. >> yep. >>> time, now, for the weather from across the nation. another stormy day in florida, with heavy rain and gusty winds from miami to orlando. showers to the north spreading into the carolinas. light snow across north dakota, the northern rockies and the cascades. up to a foot of
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 5:00am PST
fake call. >>> thousands are expected at the state husband in lansing, michigan today as law -- state house in lansing, michigan today. police are being called in. the bill with would make it illegal to require payment of union dues as a condition of employment. critics say it is a way to break unions supporters say it is good for workers. democrats are upset saying the ran-not dated legislature shoved the measure -- the republican-dominate -- >>> europe's bank agreeing to pay a fine for anotherly -- for nearly two billion dollars and sorry for past mistakes. facebook making change to infrastructure. officials gathering today for start of two day meeting. fed will unleash new round of bond buying designed to keep interest rates low. higher close yesterday. if you are looking for a bargain now could be a good time to pick up a pick-up. general motors boosting buyer insensitives trying to dump extra stock and keep up with better deals on-ramps and nissan titans. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king. >>> 5:46. this afternoon as you drive home or after you get home and have dinne
ABC
Dec 9, 2012 7:00am PST
got a lot of nice, snowy pictures. yesterday, michigan got a shot of about 1 to 3 inches. my hometown of rockford, michigan, michelle is the wife of my best friend's little brother. >> wow. that's beautiful. >> isn't that pretty? that's where we ride our bikes. the sunrise in north carolina. beautiful there, from chuck there, you see the clouds just leaving. they'll have another mild day today. close to high record temps. for north carolina today and tomorrow too. >> a little walk down memory lane with ginger zee this morning. thank you, ginger. >>> also this morning, an update of a big story that we told you yesterday. big is a fair description of this one. more now on the fisherman who caught what may be a record yellow fin tuna off the coast of san diego. take a look at this beast. >> that's right, the gigantic fish weighed 459 pounds and he landed it with rod and reel. maybe the biggest yellowfin tuna ever caught. he fought the fish for two hours and was stunned by his catch. >> i thought at first it was a shark. i was shocked. i was holding back. i couldn't believe it. >> the pre
ABC
Dec 8, 2012 5:30pm PST
and painfully dry. today, a snow-starved nation gets an appetizer. michigan, one to three inches of snow. from grand rapids to saginaw, some really beautiful pictures. a lot of folks telling me, we're ready for it. always on the roadway, a little bit of snow can be worse than a whole lot of snow. half of the nation, three, four years ago, was covered this time of year. 18% only. >> much dryer. and cold on the way. >> we have blizzard warnings in the plains. storm warnings through wisconsin. you can see why, the deep magenta color. that is the 6 to even 12 inches of snow. minneapolis is at an 11-inch deficit. they'll get five to eight. then the cold blast of air comes in. in the teens by monday. starting the workweek this chicago in the teens. dallas could see flakes of snow as well. >> 14 in minneapolis. >>> we turn to a headline that caught our attention here. many americans driving new cars are now being watched by a device right in their own car. tracking the turns and the speed. and it is igniting a new debate tonight about who gets that information. here's abc's mark greenblatt
ABC
Dec 21, 2012 4:00am PST
. thousands in michigan got an early start to their holiday break. classes were canceled because of threats of violence. a school district near dallas is off today because officials decided they needed time away due to the events of last week. >>> in other news this morning, the famously globe-trotting hillary clinton may have taken her last trip as secretary of state, due to her recovery from a concussion. a spokesman says clinton has canceled travel through the middle of next month. by that time, the new secretary of state, presumably at this point senator john kerry, may have in fact be confirmed. >>> and coming up after the break, that breaking financial news. stock markets falling this morning. what does it mean for markets here in the u.s.? >>> then, another impact of washington's gridlock. could we soon be paying $8 for a gallon of milk? details, coming up. >>> and imagine living next to this. the neighbors across the country saying, enough. [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introduc
ABC
Dec 19, 2012 4:00am PST
winter weather warnings from nevada to michigan. places like omaha, des moines and goodland, kansas, are expected to get the worth of it. 6 to 12 inches accompanied by fierce winds. the wild weather is blowing in from st. louis to baton rouge, bringing thunderstorms and possible tornadoes. >> winter doesn't even officially start until what? friday. >> december 21st. >>> coming up next, mark zuckerberg's latest generous gesture, extremely generous is probably more accurate. >>> then, one of the most popular social media sites does a complete reversal after a user revolt. >>> and delivery day of a new escalator, high atop the new world trade center. i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm PST
elections like michigan and texas now talking í÷ their own program. >> this was the only student in his high school to get into uc berkeley. >> everybody was happy except me. yeah, i got in. time not going make it. right? i won't be able to go. how am i going pay for this? >> is he an undocumented student and does not qualify for any federal money. the coordinator of the undocumented student program at cal. >> the federal pell grant, work study, loans aren't eligible to undocumented students. >> rivera had a small private scholarship working owed jobs to put himself through cal but it wasn't enough that. is why the chancellor spear headed a scholarship program to help:e students like rivera. the fund responded with a $1 million award. >> the fund one of the core pieces of work is about equal chances and opportunities, leveling the playing field so everybody has a chance to succeed in live. >> 200 undocumented students at uc berkeley from 20 countries will receive a portion of the private money. beginning in the spring. each receives about $5,000. there is more. in 2011 california l
ABC
Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm PST
idea is being raised to keep schools safe. the governor of michigan wants legislation to allow concealed weapons in schools but is arming teachers a good idea is in the member of teacher union says putting guns in the hands of teachers violates that principal. >> would it not want to have someone on me campus dez stated as your campus shooter. we don't think putting guns in the hands of teachers is intelligent or adding more guns to the mix solves the problem. >> this united educateors will vote on a resolution supporting dianne feinstein's legislation calling for for stricter control autos you know people in the bay area not only attending memorials to remember the victims of new town, some are taking a personal, hands on approach to honor those lost and to pry to -- try to help. live tonight an event this >> the final chorus honors 27 people, most of them children just a little older than erin's students. >> my true god send to me, peace in this town, peace and family. >> the long list of victims is on the mind of john ceiling. he's a karate instructor and n.palo alto who gre
ABC
Dec 22, 2012 5:30pm PST
. it was lake michigan. >> reporter: it turned out, he was right. he came back for a do-over and went home with $125,000. game show gaffes are very, very rare. after the scandals of the 1950s when shows like "twenty one" were fixed to keep telegenic contestants in the mix, congress made it illegal to rig a game show. behind the bonhomie, it's a tightly controlled medium. pat sajak chief of the persnickety pronunciation police just confirmed. >> renee knew it would happen. and it was kind of easy to do because you did it in the vernacular and said, "seven swans a swimmin.'" >> reporter: you're harsh, pat, you're harsh but fair. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> we'll hear what renee has to say about this tomorrow morning on "good morning america." we're always online at abcnews.com. be sure to watch "good morning america" first thing in the morning. bianna, ron ginger and i will be here with your news and weather. i'll see you right back here tomorrow night. for david muir and everyone here at abc news, thank you for watching. good night. >> next at 6:00, it is rain and high winds c
ABC
Dec 18, 2012 5:30pm PST
snake of watches and warnings from denver to eastern michigan. the result, up to a foot of snow and gusting winds from parts of the rockies to eastern iowa. starting tomorrow and making it to wisconsin by friday. >> okay, ginger is here now. take us through, what travellers should watch for. >> tonight, it's denver. if you're flying in and around denver, tonight, early tomorrow, northeast colorado. then we go for the wednesday nebraska and kansas problem area. iowa. and even northern illinois, just touching of the suburbs of chicago, thursday and friday. remember too, you have severe storms and everybody is asking, does it get to the east coast? do we get a white christmas? right now, it looks like a whole lot of rain. >> looks like we need holiday spirit out there in the roads. thanks. >>> and still ahead, the abc news search for solutions. the front lines in the america gun crisis, inside the emergency rooms. the one thing these doctors are seeing that could change the debate. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm s
ABC
Dec 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
everything, made in america. wzzm. >> as part of our great michigan christmas. >> reporter: and in south bend, indiana, wbnd finding a pen maker. and with their help, he's now selling his made in america pens to the world. >> going to china and japan instead of the other way around. >> reporter: and it turns out this made in america conversation has taken off elsewhere, too. so many americans going on twitter, and for the first time, a tally. since we started this journey, 946,565 tweets with those three words, made in america. "world news" viewers, a huge part of that. like samantha. just tweeted me, "did a little christmas shopping today for some friends, and the best part? all of it was #madeinamerica." and she sent me the picture to prove it. and who noticed this conversation? one of the founders of twitter. and we found him in new york, as he was shopping for made in america. he's seen the trend of twitter. and you've seen it? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: jack dorsey. and without him, we wouldn't be sending those 140 character tweets. he says movements on twitter come in all size
ABC
Dec 4, 2012 5:30pm PST
and michigan. >> hi, david. >> reporter: in ann arbor the evangelista family gave us a tour of their newly built home. >> this is my absolute favorite spot. >> reporter: another bright spot, the nation's biggest home builder, toll brothers, reporting tonight orders rising sharply. the evangelistas' home is one of them, and tonight they told us the number one reason why. >> the mortgage rates were so low, it was the best buy. it's a steal. >> reporter: a steal, he says. behind it, dynamics and historic lows for mortgage rates, and homeowners beginning to put their homes on the market. a low inventory and right now much of the country dealing with rock bottom prices. diane, i was reading today in orlando alone, inventory at seven-year lows, home owners begin to come back on the market, good news because there are buyers waiting for their homes. >> great news and on that hard-hit street, what a turnaround. >> great to go back. >> thanks, david. >>> now, from the hot housing market to the heat, period. across the country we felt it today. temperatures that signaled spring, not chri
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Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
brady threw four touchdowns last night. one of the top searches today, right to work. michigan's governor expected to sign legislation today making that state a right too work state meaning you don't have to pay union dues when working in a union shop. >>> more about the medical condition keeping former president mandela hospitalize. he is you ever something from a recovering lung infection and is responding to treatment. he has been in the hospital since saturday it >>> americans are drinking less milk. milk consumption down 30% since 1975 one dairy trade group is calling the drop a crisis and says it is not.9y sustainable. the reason clouds -- includes the growing popularity of -- [ unintelligible ] >>> proud san sis cans will not be happy to -- san franciscans will not be happy to learn that boston is the top city with sf second, seattle, vancouver and new york. san francisco stands out in environmental leadership around ialship edged -- and entrepreneurialship edged out by boston. >> continuing to follow breaking news car guess over cliff. >>> thousands -- thousands of dead s
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Dec 21, 2012 5:30pm PST
ocean. it's the normally calm waters of lake michigan. the ice, wind and snow, a headache for travelers. tonight abc's meteorologist ginger zee is tracking it all from one of the busiest airports in the nation, chicago. ginger? >> reporter: almost 500 flights were canceled here in chicago alone, causing a domino effect across the nation, ruining some plans and delaying a whole lot of others. the holiday rush is on. airports packed with frustration and fiasco. >> they told us they can't fly us out of here until monday, which is two days after our cruise leaves. >> reporter: more than 1,600 flights yesterday and today, canceled. among those affected -- the apter family. >> it's frustrating. we're going home, we're not happy. their nine months of planning a family trip to peru -- erased. ripple effects from thursday's storm felt all the way to los angeles. >> i had to wait 45 minutes to see somebody to change my next flight. >> reporter: the storm that caused all that unhappiness -- but it ripped scaffolding in new york city today, rocked rough waves across the great lakes, and l
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Dec 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
a trick play. reeko brown is wide open. and now, midway in the third quarter is central michigan on top. this sports report brought to you by mercedes-benz. >> all right. thank you. >> join me tonight at 9:00, that is cable channel 13. gun owners in new york say they're being targeted and a newspaper article has them outraged then at 11:00 mail thief and this time, police say it was the postmanman himself what. they found inside of his home. the stories and more right after nshville here at 11:00. we'll see you at 9:00 as well. >> if you have a new tablet don't forget to down load abc 7 news app. they're available through apple app store, google play and amazon. >> and free. >> that is this edition of abc 7 news. >> from all of us here at abc 7 news, thanks for watching. >> we appreciate your time. hope to see you again at 9:00 and 11:00. this is "jeopardy!" let's meet today's contestants -- a psychologist from pound ridge, new york... ...a financial advisor from santa fe, new m.. ...and our returning champion, a computer technician from dublin, ohio... and now here is the host of "
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Dec 20, 2012 5:30pm PST
michigan to west virginia to maine. you know, if you can find any positive inside this powder, the people here in this part of the country tell me, at least it's moisture. remember, they've seen extreme and severe drought for years. diane? >> all right, ginger, reporting in from those slick roads. and for perspective, 87 million of us will be navigating the roads for the holiday, while nearly 6 million of us will be trying to fly. but a lot of airports are struggling tonight, including busy o'hare in chicago and abc's alex perez is there. >> reporter: more than 1,000 flights across the country already canceled tonight. from texas -- >> now i can't get out until the morning. >> reporter: to des moines, iowa, where they got a foot of snow. >> we just found a rental car and decided we're going to try and make the drive through. >> reporter: in denver, those stranded just trying to get out. >> delayed, delayed and now i've been in here for like an hour. >> reporter: and at chicago's busy o'hare airport, hundreds of flights delayed tonight. >> very frustrating, anxious to get home and i
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00am PST
year. ford will spend more than 3/4 of a billion dollars to expand a plant in michigan creating more than 2300 jobs part of ford's promise to invest 6.2 billion dollars in u.s. plans and create 12,000 jobs by 2015. biggest movie flop of 2010 -- 2012, playback, grossed 264, meaning two dozen bought >>> breaking news out of new jersey. three police officers have been hurt after gunfire erupted inside police headquarters in gloucester township, south of philadelphia. medics rushed to the station 5:30 this morning local time. one officer was shot, all taken to the hospital. it is unclear how severe their injuries are or what happened inside the police station. >>> breaking news overnight, russian president has may it official, it is now illegal for americans to adopt children from russia. vladimir putin signed the bill into law, banning adoptions, a few hours ago. the law also stops dozens of adoptions currently underway. americans have adopted more than 60,000 russian children since the fall of the soviet union. some say the ban is retaliation for a u.s. law that calls for sanctions aga
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Dec 9, 2012 4:00am PST
. michigan got 1 to 3 inches. the sunrise in north carolina. beautiful there, from chuck there, you see the clouds just leaving. mild day today. close to high record temps. >> a little walk down memory lane with ginger zee this morning. >>> also this morning, an update of a big story that we told you yesterday. more now on the fisherman who caught what may be a record yellowfin tuna off the coast of san diego. take a look at this beast. >> the gigantic fish weighed 459 pounds and he landed it with rod and reel. maybe the biggest yellowfin tuna ever caught. he fought the fish for two hours and was stunned by his catch. >> i thought at first it was a shark. i was shocked. at first i was holding back. >> the previous record of 425 pounds was set earlier this year. lot of big fish floating around there. >>> coming up -- why did a waiter hand a group of women a check with the word "fat girls on". >>> reality show rage. find out why a senator from west virginia wants mtv to scrape its reality tv show described as "jersey shore" meets honey boo boo. two years ago, the people of bp made a c
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Dec 20, 2012 5:00am PST
michigan researchers, 6 1/2% of high school seniors say they smoke pot everyday, 10th graders 3 1/2% %, 1% among 8th graders. fewer teens are using ecstasy and vicodin to get high. >>> as the clock ticks towards december 31st, the space agency is being flooded with questions about the end of the world. nasa getting calls and e-mails people asking if the mayan calendar says the world will end tomorrow? others want to know if a rogue planet is poised to crash into earth or if the sun will explode in the next 24 hours? many questions routed to mountain view, he spends several hours a day reassuring people that everything will still be here december 22ndã÷ >>> next, another frigid morning, mike with parts of the bay area waking up to the >>> happening now in the south bringing out hundreds of families obvious night. why they say they needed to be out -- -- they needed to be out there at this hour. >>> investigation into the death of ambassador stevens takes a new turn this morning. >>> happening now at 6:00 another cold morning. that's not stopping needy families from waiting for holiday he
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Dec 28, 2012 4:00pm PST
afternoon walk turned into an ordeal for a michigan man and hunting dog. the pair were walking when a hound dog wandered away, fell through the ice. you can see him there, my goodness. the cousin rubbed the dog's back to keep him calm, and warm he went to the dog and actually crawled on the belly on the ice then golt to him. lifted up the dog on the ice. the rescue put a boat there, hauled him into the boat. >> wow. getting the 11-year-old out wasn't easy. a rescue yir fell in and had to crawl out to safety. the dog is doing just fine. this58.p is zpilt being in freezing water for an hour and a half. >> you may not know it but your dog may be feeling blues from gray weather we've been having. turns out vets think dogs may suffer from seasonal aaffective disorder. dogs can lose their appetites or have accidents in the house, maybe when they normally don't z an entrepreneur came up with the an artificial sunlight generator and says light stimulate dog's brains. our dog, molly, does feel down when weather is poor. you can tell, she does. >> wow. you need this box. >> yes. >> spencer christian
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Dec 15, 2012 11:00pm PST
parker lost his daughter emily. she was six. >> i don't know how you get through michigan like -- through something like this. i don't understand. >> and this evening a portrait of the gunman. in one class, every student but one shot and killed. 15 first grades in that one room alone lost in an instant in another classroom, five of the victims were children. a little boy who had a twin sister, he died. his twin in another classroom, hiding in the bathroom with her teacher, survived. the school principal is among the dead. dawn hochsprung and she might have turned on the p.a. system so the eachers could be warned. mary sher hawk. her family saying mary felt like she was doing god's work, another teamer, victor yeah soto, her body found shielding her students. >> her life's dream was to be a teacher, and her instincts kicked in. >> and tonight some of the youngest faces, katherine hubbard, six years old, her family saying, we're greatly saddened by the loss of our beautiful daughter, katherine violet. anna green was seven. she grew up in a home with jazz. her brother survived in
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Dec 19, 2012 7:00am PST
. >>> also, a shocking verdict in the case of the high school valedictorian in michigan accused of killing his mother. we're going to go inside a stunned courtroom. >>> we're going to switch gears. you saw it in the open. get ready, everybody. it is perhaps our biggest "deals and steals" event, ever. all for the holidays. how about $15 hockey jackets? just for starts. >>> let's get to sam. that major storm sweeping across the country. and i guess blizzards in some places. maybe tornados in others? >> exactly. and it's going to be a long storm. this is just getting started. we'll show you pictures that came out of the portland area. and we've seen dozens of pictures like this. cars on ice-glazed roads. 50 to 60 cars are behind an icy accident. 25 cars had to be towed away from that. the rest of them were able to drive away. let's look at a train derailment after a mudslide in this storm, when the storm first got cranking, knocked the train off the tracks. inside those cars were cleaning supplies and other chemicals. hazmat teams looked at the cars derailed there. there's been more m
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Dec 11, 2012 7:00am PST
the michigan valedictorian on trial for killing his mother. his ex-girlfriend pointed a picture inside the home before the murder. but which side does it help? dan and nancy to weigh in on that. first, abc's john muller. >> reporter: chilling testimony from the ex-girlfriend of a former high school valedictorian, accused of brutally murdering his own mother. >> she believed her medication was sorcery and witchcraft. and therefore, it was evil. >> reporter: holly telling jurors ruth pyne was dangerous and delusional, assaulting her son, jeffrey esh, in the months before she was murdered. >> she had been storing knives in her headboard. she watched the religious channel. >> reporter: prosecutors say 22-year-old jeffrey pyne bludgeoned his mother to death in the family's michigan garage in may of 2011. they claim he was fueled by pent-up rage after years of abuse at the hands of a mentally ill mother. who spent time in jail for abusing him. troubling for the defense, the dramatic blisters on jeffrey pyne's hands. disturbing photos that jurors have seen over and over again. pyne mai
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Dec 9, 2012 8:00am PST
views right now. next week, michigan, the fifth highest unionization rate, and the fifth highest unemployment rate in the country, may become the 24th right to work state. my suggestion, matt, wall street, main street, and all the rest, i'll know that the republican party is on the way back when they have a good sense from breaking up the biggest bans. >> absolutely. i don't know whether the gop sold to wall street or vice versa in this last election. but clearly, wall street tends to be relatively democratic in the past. now it's that close to the republican party right now. >>> meanwhile, at the same time, we got front page of "new york times" this morning, look at it right here, hillary clinton, 2016, all of her choices hinge on that. we also did a poll at abc news, this week, 57% of the country right now would support hillary clinton for president. james carville, of course, you worked closely with her for many years, it's safe to say that no one knows what she's going to do, the point is, every decision she makes now, she has to look at it through the prism of that bigger de
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Dec 18, 2012 7:00am PST
inland. it brings hurricane-force winds to lake erie and lake michigan. up to a foot of snow in path that goes from denver all the way toward green bay, wisconsin. and then, that storm continues east, right at the wrong time for the holidays. the strongest northwest storm of the season blew in monday, with winds reaching 100 miles per hour. knocking out power lines, bringing down trees and creating blizzard conditions in the washington and oregon cascade mountains. just south of tacoma, washington, a tree fell into this house. puncturing the ceiling of a baby's room and narrowly missing his crib. the baby was unharmed. higher elevations from washington to utah are now feeling the cold air of this winter storm, and expecting up to three feet of snow. 17 states are in winter weather warnings and watches. from the northwest to arizona and all the way into minnesota and wisconsin. by wednesday, the storm is expected to move further east and cover parts of the midwest, from denver to chicago, with 4 to 12 inches of snow. and later in the week, the same storm will produce severe weather in
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Dec 24, 2012 7:00am PST
. madagascar. montana. >> i can't tell you. >> michigan. >> oh, wait, oh, wait. >> let's think about it. we'll think about it and listen to sam's weather. >> mississippi. >> sam, you out there? >> we are. folks, look at this. i love it. and tell me the story. tell me. >> this is for my third grade students. i told them to watch this morning so they've all set their tvs to watch me on "good morning america" with sam champion. >> our viewership is up, ladies and gentlemen. take a look at the audience and their holiday signs. we start with -- i was going to hold off for the live shot from atlanta, if we could just -- i wanted to get -- there you go. now get everybody in. all the way down, all the way down, all the way down, look at the crowd that's in times square on this christmas eve with us this morning. now how about the live shot out of atlanta. we'll tell you exactly what you're in for in the southeast today. certainly, yeah, looking okay at this vantage point. look at the maps here. we'll show you where the storms will be rolling today. we're a little bit concerned about how strong
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Dec 25, 2012 2:05am PST
, michigan, 700 bracelets from a business and students headed to newtown. flower seeds inside each of those smiling faces for the community to wear and plant. and for the newtown police department, officers around connecticut banning together, volunteering to work on christmas day so every newtown officer can have the day off with their family. and at their town hall, mountains of donated toys from all over the country. even hurricane sandy victims sending comfort and kindness from what little they have left. nearly two months since sandy and many still live without power. volunteers going door to door. one family said they just wanted a christmas tree for their children. so volunteers from maryland got to work. in one of the most devastated neighborhoods, we spotted a secret santa known as sandy claus making special deliveries. >> i couldn't stop smiling. i just love to see the look on the kids' faces and finally be happy after all the devastation they wept through. >> reporter: 8-year-old patricia, whose family is still without power, lit up. >> i was so surprised. >> reporter: so you had
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Dec 21, 2012 7:00am PST
and blowing snow stretched from nebraska to michigan. major highways across the midwest, shut down. as drivers struggled to stay on them. believe it or not, this is i-80. look at the long line of cars. just a complete parking lot. we've been here for at least 30 minutes. and we don't know how long we're going to be here. how long have you been sitting here? >> about an hour. >> you knew it was going to be -- >> i knew it was risky. but i have surgery tomorrow morning. i don't really have a choice. >> reporter: the crash that set us back was 1 of at least 1,000 in this behemoth. there was that wreck north of des moines, at least 25 vehicles there. so many accidents in iowa, the national guard was called in to help. >> the u.s. army came. put us in this really fancy truck. we got blankets and snacks. >> reporter: in madison, wisconsin, up to 20 inches of snow fell around that city. a record. and the university of wisconsin canceled some final exams. from the snowy side, to the tornado side. in mobile, alabama, an ef-1 twister left trees in houses. and street after street, full of debris.
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Dec 6, 2012 7:00am PST
a little picture out of michigan this morning. you send us your twitter and facebook pictures from all over the country. quick look at the drier and milder air that comes into the west coast. it is about time. san francisco, getting 65 on saturday. sacramento, getting to 62. not only today, but again on saturday. and here's where the cold air comes in. it is a little chilly this morning, which is why you need a warm, holiday sweater. and if you're voting, apparently, it's clearly only one sweater lights up, like this. >> it's also foggy this morning. so, if you need an illuminated >> all of that weather was brought to you by mercedes. >> give us a shake, sam. give us a jingle. >> i have dibs on sam. he's guiding my sleigh tonight. >> i don't know what is better, the shaking or the tassel. >>> walt disney once said, if you dream it, you can wear it. i mean, you can do it. disney world dreamed it. sorry. and today, they have the grand opening of a brand-new park. it's called the new fantasyland. and our own cameron mathison and his kids were invited for a special sneak peek. here it
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Dec 25, 2012 4:00am PST
. these styles and there's others. we don't have time. these were designed by owner of michigan's -- there is one more hairstyle. there is one more entry. >> i think they copied you. you were the inspiration. >> the muse, if you will. >> the muse. >> am i your muse? i hope to be. you're very quiet. >> that looks like a shrub on your head. that doesn't qualify as a coif, in my opinion. you look like a million dollars. >> thank you. >>> more holiday "pop news," everybody. decorations. so many of you send snapshots of your pets decked out. first, we have zoe. zoe, is a 2-year-older t terrie mix. she took a little snooze. and there's claudey in philadelphia. her bulldog looks none too happy. thank you, sherry, for this picture. this is mr. rusty. >> that's glamorous. >> mr. rusty is doing a fashion spread there. i wonder if mr. rusty was a teen model, like you. >> oh. >> sam, do your best mr. rusty. >> i can't. no. meow. >> one more time. thank you. thank you, mr. rusty. >> that's all i got. >> and then, we have toby. can we see toby? oh, toby. he's wrapped in lights. i'm not sure how
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Dec 7, 2012 7:00am PST
hiring. but not as badly as expected. >>> and a major blow to union rights in michigan. republican lawmakers there have pushed through right-to-work bills. hundreds of activists stormed the capitol, protesting the legislation, which would ban unions from requiring employees to pay fees. >>> and a frightening scene for holiday shoppers this morning. an escalator at a macy's in suburban seattle malfunctioned. breaking apart and leaving four people slightly injured, including two toddlers. officials there say a mechanical failure is to blame. >>> and finally, perhaps, if nothing else, evidence that someone up there must be watching. look at what happens when a tennessee jewelry store clerk tries to make a sale. out of nowhere, that's an suv, through the front glass. nearly taking out both clerk and customer. both were shaken up. but remarkably, best news of all, no one was hurt. >> no one was hurt. we love that line. >> incredible. >> we do. >> just amazing. >> thanks, josh. >>> we have the latest on the fiscal cliff, just 25 days before everyone's taxes go up and every government pro
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